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Let's Go Camping!

This is the time of year for camping. Most children love to this summer activity. Setting up camp in the back yard is a non-threatening and easy introduction to camping.

Summer is Here!

Beach BallSummer is in full swing and many families are heading to the beach.  Whether your beach is near or far, you are bound to have a wonderful time.  Kids can spend hours playing in the sand.

Pout Fish

fishThe Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen and Illustrated by Dan Hanna tells the story of a very sad fish.  All Pout Pout fish can do is spread his gloominess all over the ocean.

Dandelions

DandelionsWhen spring arrives it bring dandelions.  For most of us dandelions are a nuisance we want out of our yard.  Nibbles the guinea pig wants as many dandelions as possible.

It's Earth Day

Earth DayThis will be the 47th year of celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day started in 1970 and has been instrumental in the passage of many environmental laws.

Happy Easter!

BunnyEaster is April 16th and the kids will be home for Spring Break.  If you are looking for a fun activity be sure check out this book and activity.  Otter Loves Easter is written and illustrated by Sam Garton.

Happy Spring!

CarrotsSpring it here!  The weather is warmer and the first gardens of the year are being planted.  A common vegetable to plant in the spring is the carrot.  Kids love carrots, so this is the perfect opportunity to discuss planting, vegetables and healthy eating.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

shamrockSt. Patrick's Day is almost here and I have a great Read It book and Make It craft. S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet a non-fiction book by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by Matt Faulkner is the perfect way to learn facts about Ireland and St. Patrick's Day.

This book relates a different fact about Ireland for every letter of the alphabet.  Facts about Irish Wolf Hounds, The Blarney Stone and the city of Dublin are just a few of the facts presented in this book.  

Happy President's Day

President MaskPresident's Day is another opportunity to educate your child about the history of our country in a fun and entertaining way. You can read President's Day by Anne Rockwell and Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell.

Henry "Box" Brown

Freedom QuiltLet's Celebrate Black History month with an educational read and craft. Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is a touching story of a young slave's journey to freedom. Henry's Freedom Box tells the story of Henry "Box" Brown and how he mailed himself to freedom in a wooden crate. Henry is known as being one of the Underground Railroad's most famous slaves. This book will bring up great conversation and teach your child about an important time in the history of our country.